Avoiding traffic definitely not boring…

The proposed network of tunnels for Musk’s underground traffic-avoidance system.
Image credit: The Boring Company

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, which was founded to build tunnels to avoid the hectic LA traffic, has released a map illustrating a proposed network for these tunnels.

A few days short of a year after Musk’s original tweet on the subject, the map for the Los Angeles Tunnel Alignment appeared on the company’s website, with this explanation:

‘Red shows the proposed Phase 1 proof-of-concept tunnel for which The Boring Company has filed an excavation permit application. Phase 1 would include the construction of a 6.5-mile proof-of-concept tunnel through Los Angeles and Culver City. The tunnel would be used for construction logistics verification, system testing, safety testing, operating procedure verification, and line-switching demonstrations. Phase 1 would not be utilized for public transportation until the proof-of-concept tunnel is deemed successful by County government, City government, and The Boring Company.

‘Blue indicates potential Phase 2 expansion options, and is included as a concept, not as a finalized alignment. Phase 2 specifics would be developed in cooperation with Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, city governments in the greater Los Angeles area, and the general public. The Boring Company looks forward to receiving feedback from residents of the greater Los Angeles area on station locations and system improvements for Phase 2 and beyond.’

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